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Fall is a Fun Season to Snap the Perfect Photo

1 Oct

Photo Holiday CardsFall is a great time of year for photo taking.  The colors of the season brings many opportunities for perfect pictures for your custom holiday cards!

When you are considering what sort of images are good to use on your holiday card, think out of the box.  There are those fun days where pictures are a natural, such as a family walk on the beach on a cool fall day in white sweaters, standing in front of a red barn (a really fun background), or a visit to a stable to ride horses!

If you are apple picking, taking a hayride, or buying a Halloween pumpkin, remember to capture the moment.! The colors of the fall makes for great photo backgrounds. From trees turning luscious shades of autumn, backgrounds filled with mums in rich shades of oranges, yellows and reds, a walk in beautiful woods or other picturesque locations, the natural scenery of the season is ideal.

Remember to take an extra few minutes to snap the picture! Many people also take their holiday card pictures at Thanksgiving or other seasonal family occasions.  The family pictures are great for Christmas Cards and also for New Year cards.

Wherever you decide to take your pictures, just have fun!  And, remember to take both vertical and horizontal pictures so you have options when selecting your photo cards.

Enjoy the season!

Warmest wishes,


Christmas Cards with Summer Pictures

30 Jul

Summer Holiday CardsAre you a planner?  I’ve been accused of being a big planner.   I think that’s a good thing.  Why wait until the last minute when there might not be enough time to get all your details together.

For me, summer is a great time to take a beautiful family picture on vacation, at the beach, at a family picnic, or by the pretty flowers in your garden.  These are the sort of pictures that can really be a feel good shot when received at holiday time on a Christmas Card or Hanukkah Card.  Remembering a great summertime celebration and seeing all the kids in their cute summer clothes is a breath of fresh air on a snowy day!

This is a great time to gather all those nice pictures and consider which holiday card fits your style.  There are many to pick from and you will love the options.  Perhaps you’ll like a card with foil accents, a die cut card in a great medallion shape, a traditional card such as a border card from Crane & Co. or a whimsical design that suits your fancy.

Another really great benefit for ordering months ahead is that you have a long time to work on the addressing of the envelopes.  There is no rush at a time of year when you have a lot of fall activities and winter parties.  It’s a surprise how pleasant it can be to address envelopes when you are not under any deadline!

So enjoy and plan ahead this year!

Best wishes,


SuperFast Christmas Gift Ideas

2 Dec

dec-sf-001aI am not a procrastinator.  But every now and then, there is a gift that sneaks onto my list and I find myself close to the wire to get what I want.  This year, once again, The Stationery Studio has addressed this issue, which affects many of us!  We are once again offering our SuperFast promotion, which guarantees delivery of any item in the promotion (over 10,000 products!) by Christmas Eve with basic ground shipping.  Many items, however, will deliver much faster than that, depending on when you order.  There are so many great gift ideas!

You can view all the participating SuperFast promotions here.  In addition to gifts, you can find SuperFast Christmas Cards plus also enjoy up to 30% off and free shipping.   And, to help you finish the envelopes in style, it’s a great time to pick out a new return address stamp or embosser, or a set of great personalized address labels perfect for use with your photo cards and all year long.

dec-sf-002As you might have guessed, stationery is one of our favorite gifts and we offer an extensive selection! We love getting a great new box of personalized stationery, as it’s such a useful and lovely gift to receive.  For many, it’s not something they would normally pick our for themselves, but once they have it, they realize how handy personalized note cards can be.  The note cards can be used for the every day quick note, to send a relative some pictures, to use as a greeting card for gifts they give, and even for the little love letter they send to their special someone!  There are styles perfect for adults, for teens and for children.  Plus some great executive stationery options, colorful stationery and more.

dec-sf-003We also love to gift Notepads, as they are incredible useful.  We have little pads all over our office and our homes, which are perfect for little reminders, phone messages and to do lists.  We love to give pads too because they are something that everyone can use.  And there is a huge selection from simple personalized white or ivory notepads with a name or monogram, to colorful pads, pads for the office, list pads, teacher pads, mommy pads and memo sheets in holders.

dec-sf-004Another fave gift is to order a beautiful melamine plate or platter and back a quick batch of homemade cookies to put on them.  What a surprise when they eat the treats… to see the lovely personalized platter underneath for them to keep and enjoy for years to come.

If you are entertaining on Christmas or New Year’s Eve or any occasion into 2016, we have some fun personalized items for your events that are in our SuperFast promotions.  Our Party Supplies, including plastic plates, personalized disposable cups, custom stir sticks, guest towels, coasters and party bag, plus of course our extensive selection of wonderful printed cocktail napkins, luncheon napkins and dinner napkins, are perfect for your upcoming events!  They also make great hostess gifts!

dec-sf-005After all your planning, prepping and shopping, it might be the perfect time to treat yourself to an in-home spa day.  We have beautiful soap sets which can make a lovely present or a great gift for yourself.  Our triple-milled, 100% vegetable-based soap are manufactured and handcrafted in Vermont and intricately carved with your monogram or name.  Or, enjoy a great new cosmetic bag, recently featured on NBC’s Today show with Jill Martin.  They make a great thoughtful gift and are perfect for your makeup, jewelry and more and so useful for your upcoming travel.  For the ultimate in relaxation, enjoy a hand poured personalized candle made in Vermont and hand-carved with your monogram to perfection.

So relax and wrap up your list this year.  Make it easy and give the most beautiful personalized gifts.  All our items are personalized in the U.S.A. and made with care. These are presents that will be appreciated and enjoyed!  In addition to SuperFast production, we are offering some great sales to take advantage of too! What a great way to kick off your holiday season and enjoy a happy New Year.

Best wishes,